Patrick Dougher: Art, Artist, Activist, ​and Human Being Combined

Patrick Dougher was born and raised in Brooklyn. He is an artist, musician, and educator with over 30 years’ experience as a fine artist and drummer/percussionist and over 20 years’ experience in working for community-based arts and social justice organizations. He has worked as an Art Therapist at Kings County Hospital, a youth counselor and […]

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Am I a Man? USING MOVEMENT ARTISTRY TO INSPIRE CHANGE IN THE WORLD w/MAI

There is art that moves me and then there is art that moves me to a higher ground.  This piece speaks to what is happening in the world of injustice and unbalanced systems.  Art is a vehicle for change and artivism is what Nevah Black Down is all about.  This piece and all of the […]

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Featured Event: Liza Jessie Peterson writer and performer of “The Peculiar Patriot” a must see engagement! September 13 – October 1, 2017

We love Liza Jessie Peterson here at Nevahblackdown.  She is the quintessential artist expressing what she feels is important topics in this upside down world we live in.  We must support artists like her, so please share this information and check out this most phenomenal woman on her show and her journey @ THE NATIONAL […]

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Ramulas Burgess Captures Images Simultaneously Setting Them Free

Recently Ramulas and I sat on my couch and talked about life and I rambled on about my 11-year-old starting middle school.  He listened and quietly took in all that I had to say.  That is the kind of soul he is, a listener, a caring and thoughtful person. Ramulus is strong and unapologetically determined […]

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That dude Tai Allen, POET, MUSICIAN, A MAKER OF THINGS

Yes, I know this guy and proud of it.  We have shared stages and shared non-conversational moments of the poetic kind.  I have respect and admiration for the continuous presentation of his gifts. He speaks in ways that hold us accountable as human beings.  He is in your face with that confident wordsmith kinda power. He […]

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Hanifa Queen former BGIRL turns painter with a twist

Hanifa Queen rose to fame in the 80s as the only female member of Wolverhampton’s famed B-boy group. Known as Bubbles, she was the leading female break dancer in the world and internationally known in her field. Since then Hanifa has trained as a nurse and has become a mother, but her strong passion for […]

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These L.A. dancers are changing the way people protest

I found this story in the LA Times to be fantastic.  Dancers using dance to protest. Read more here: LA Times The seeds for street dance activism were planted with the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin. After Bell learned Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman was able to walk free, she immediately headed to L.A.’s hot spot […]

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Val Jeanty: A Powerful Spirit

  Few people in the world bring something different, stamped with an originality that can’t be compared.  I guarantee you’ve never seen or heard anything like the presence and sound of Haitian artist Val Jeanty known as VAL-INC.  She has been mesmerizing audiences around the world for some time, her RESUME is long, her artistry […]

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